• Homework is assigned to enhance what is being taught in the classroom. Its purpose is to provide additional practice and emphasize important concepts that the pupils are learning. Homework is necessary for student progress and the development of good study skills. If homework is not assigned on a particular evening, it is wise to have your child read something, write a story, compute math problems or study math facts, practice handwriting, study spelling, or work on the computer. Read with your child every night!